This is the first book to introduce the full spectrum of security and risks and their management. Author and field expert Bruce Newsome helps readers learn how to understand, analyze, assess, control, and generally manage security and risks from the personal to the operational. They will develop the practical knowledge and skills they need, including analytical skills, basic mathematical methods for calculating risk in different ways, and more artistic skills in making judgments and decisions about which risks to control and how to control them.

Cultures, Structures, and Processes

Cultures, structures, and processes

This chapter explains how to design and develop an organization so that it more functionally manages security and risk. Organizational design conventionally recognizes three main dimensions of an organization, and this chapter's sections study each of these in turn: culture, structure, and process.


A culture is a collection of the dominant norms, values, and beliefs in a group or organization. This section explains why security and risk managers should pay attention to culture, how they can assess a culture, and how they can develop a culture to be more functional.

Why Develop Culture?

Of the three main dimensions of an organization (culture, structure, process), culture is probably the easiest to neglect and most difficult to observe and change. Some standards ...

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